The Aplin Type of Net-impressed Pottery
In this article we consider the typology of the net-impressed pottery in the south of the Middle Siberia, we discuss the problems of identifying of the Kitoi vessels. In the conglomerate of net-impressed pottery of the early Neolithic period stands out at least two types, the array of the late Neolithic period - Isakovo type. We have identified another - Aplin type. We characterise and analize four Aplin vessels with impressions of the woven mesh on the outer surface and decorated by the oval stamp on the top from the excavation of the Generalov locations (Chuna river) and Otiko I (Angara river). The characterized vessels are united not only by the similarity of morphological characters, but also by the features of the universal molding method, indicating the use of the manufacturing technology over the net. It is necessary to clarify the direction of the molding of the vessels. The location of the Aplin pottery is limited by the area of the Northern Angara region. Given its similarity to the net-impressed pottery of the early Neolithic period and the Ust-Belaya pottery, we can talk about the formation of an independent type based on a synthesis of technological and decorative traditions of the local population and the foreign cultural groups. Preliminarily the chronometric scope of this type is determined in the interval 5000(5500)-4000 BP.